Thursday, August 16, 2012

Readin', Writin', and Rithmatic

(If you missed my DT card post for today's Mo's Digital pencil challenge you can find it here.)
     AHA!  A second post for today.  Bet you weren't expecting that.  LOL  Neither was I, but my craftiness just insisted that instead of doing housework I put this card together.  I just couldn't say no! :-)
     I'm playing with another Whimsy and Stars Studio image today.  This is "Back to School".  I had fun making the parts of this card "school like".  I used a MFT Die-namics die to give the test paper a notebook edge.  The blackboard behind him is actually chalkstock.  LOL  That sounds funny doesn't it, but I promise it's just like a chalkboard.  I used a white gel pen to write on mine, but chalk works perfectly well too.
     There are still a few back to school challenges out there so I'd like to enter my card into the following ones:

Cute Card Thursday--back to school
Going Grey with Scrap-Creations--kids theme
Use It Tuesday--all about school (I think I've used two clips out of the package LOL  the star paper clip is a hoarded item too.)
The Pink Elephant--back to school
There She Goes--back to school
Catch the Bug--photo inspiration

     Happy it's almost Friday!


  • Paper:  Echo park "This and That Charming", My Mind's Eye "Miss Caroline--Dilly Dally", Kraft Outlet Brown kraft and Chalkstock, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
  • Stamp:  Whimsy and Stars Studio "Back to School"
  • Ink:  Copics, Sakura white Gelly Roll pen, Prismacolor fine line marker, Micron pen
  • Tools:  Martha Stewart corner punch, MFT Die-namics Notebook Edge die
  • Miscellaneous:  Tim Holtz Hinge Clip, buttons and star paperclip from my stash.  Kraft Outlet Hang Tag String


KimCreate said...

cute, cute, cute!!!

Sue said...

WOW! A wonderful card Tracy. Love the cute image and the attention to detail is just fabulous.

hugs Sue

heidy said...

To cute Tracy,you can join us at Cute Card Thursday too,thema is back to school!!
XXX Heidy

Unknown said...

This is so cute! I love all the school elements! Thanks for joining us at Use It Tuesday!

Shirley said...

This card is stunning! Such cute image and I love the blackboard on it.

x Shirley

Grenouille Greetings said...

And this little guy is a cutie! Fab card full of BtS elements! Our kids have only just broken up for the holidays! Hugs, Lesley

Denise said...

Love this card - great image and fantastic design.
Denise xx

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Too cute! I love the theme of this card...lovely details and it all work wonderfully together :)

Pat said...

Hey sugar!! Oh how cute! This is the most adorable "back to school" card! You always come up with the most clever ideas! (I'm stealing, I mean "borrowing" this idea!!) Hugs. Pat Frank

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

So darn cute!! Love all the school bits you've added and of course, the image is superbly coloured :)

Jennifer said...

Oh Wow! I just love everything about this one! Someone's going to get this and try for straight A's!

Tracey T said...

What a perfect "back to school" card! Love your layout and those details behind the main image get an A++! We're back to school next week - me on Tuesday and the Boy Wonder on Thursday. I wonder what this term will bring... Hugs, Tracey xx

Mau xx said...

This is so cute Tracy, love the image :) fab colouring as always xxxxx
hugs xx

Danielle said...

This is sooo cute, love all the school details you used!!
Thank you for playing along with us at Use it Tuesday!

Lisa Minckler said...

You have wonderful penmanship Tracy. I thought that was a stamp! I always get so nervous when I go to write a sentiment as a finishing touch on a project. Looks like I put a sharpie in the hand of an infant and said, "go for it!" Completely ruins the entire thing, but THIS...I love this. Loved that title post too...hahahaha!
Rite perty bak ta skool card! ;)

Audrey Pettit said..., never heard of it! But what a cool idea. And what an amazing card, Tracy! I absolutely adore all the sweet school themed things on here. That little star paper clip is so cute. and of course I adore your coloring of that adorable image. This is FAB!

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, my gracious! I just adore this! It must be the teacher in me or something, but I love, love, LOVE anything school related! And this beauty is absolutely no exception ;)! Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs!

Unknown said...

How cute. So many wonderful layers. I guess it is getting to be that time of the year again.. ALREADY..


Jenn Zeeb said...

Thanks so much for playing along with us this week for the Catch The Bug "Photo Inspiration Challenge” with Bugaboo Stamps! Just loved your card, and hope to see more of your work in future challenges!

Bugaboo Stamps DT
Jenn Zeeb

Geri said...

So clever and so adorable!! Love that big chubby pencil!! Love your writing on the 'chalkboard', too!!

Cheryl said...

Tracy, This is soooo stinkin'cute! As always, your coloring is fabulous. I love the papers and embellies you used.

Have a great weekend!

Laurel said...

What a fabulous creation! I love all of the layers on it! Thanks for playing at There She Goes.

Danni said...

Oh Tracy!! This is just sooooo adorable!! What a fantastic card! Thank you for playing along with The Pink Elephant Challenge!

Unknown said...

An absolutely perfect back-to-school card Tracy. Such fab elements and that blackboard is a great background! Hugs, Ira

Ivonne said...

Hi Tracy! Beautiful card. I love the image, the papers and the coloring. I love it! Hugs, Ivonne

Marjolaine said...

I absolutely love your card...everything about it! Thanks for joining us at Use It Tuesday!

heidy said...

Well I'm back haha,thanks for joining CCT this week!!
XXX Heidy

Haven_mom4 said...

Darling card, so glad you used those adorable clips. Thanks for joining us at use it Tuesday

Deb said...

totally adorable, just love all the school themed elements!

Many thanks for joining in the
♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
this week! Debxx

LORi said...

Tracy...this is adorable! I love it when you share your talent with TPE! Your cards are fabulous always!! I can't find a way to contact you, but I was wanting to chat with you. Please email me at Thanks Girlie!! Hugs - LORi BOYD

Stacy Morgan said...

Adorable! He is so cute and a fun back to school card.

Digi Darla said...

So cute and adorable, very cool designs love much this card!

Best regards
Kim (a.k.a Digidarla)

Caroli Schulz said...

Love all the lements you used, they combine perfectly all thogether!
So glad you are playing along with us at Use It Tuesday! :)

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

You get an A+ for your card, GF! Great job on it!
I'm trying to get caught up with what a missed on your blog in the last week or so.......sooooooo....I'll be commenting a lot watch for it. LOL
Huggies ~